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The Cabinet of Wonders: The Kronos Chronicles: Book I

Rutkoski, Marie

Verlag: Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR), 2008
ISBN 10: 0374310262 / ISBN 13: 9780374310264
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Titel: The Cabinet of Wonders: The Kronos ...

Verlag: Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR)

Erscheinungsdatum: 2008

Einband: Hardcover

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Brand New, Unread Copy in Perfect Condition. A+ Customer Service! Summary: "Rutkoski poses searching questions about perception and judgment, and plants plenty of seeds for future installments, but this first novel of adventure, loyalty and familial love (not to mention magic) wraps up quite satisfyingly." Shelf Awareness "The Cabinet of Wondersis just thata book to get lost in, to be amazed and astonished by, to explore with curiosity and delight." Books & Books, Miami, Florida "Rutkoski's fantasy features quirky characters, imaginative world building, and a hint of trouble to come that will create demand for the next book in the planned Kronos Chronicles series." Booklist "Rutkoski effectively uses the romance of the region and the mystique of gypsy legends to evoke an atmosphere of danger and adventure. Her well-crafted fantasy world is a mix of magic and technology . . . that, along with the thoroughly likeable characters, will quickly draw readers in and have them eagerly anticipating the next installment in the series." Bulletin for the Center of Children's Books. Buchnummer des Verkäufers ABE_book_new_0374310262

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Inhaltsangabe: Petra Kronos has a simple, happy life. But it?s never been ordinary. She has a pet tin spider named Astrophil who likes to hide in her snarled hair and give her advice. Her best friend can trap lightning inside a glass sphere. Petra also has a father in faraway Prague who is able to move metal with his mind. He has been commissioned by the prince of Bohemia to build the world?s finest astronomical clock. Petra?s life is forever changed when, one day, her father returns home ? blind. The prince has stolen his eyes, enchanted them, and now wears them. But why? Petra doesn?t know, but she knows this: she will go to Prague, sneak into Salamander Castle, and steal her father?s eyes back. Joining forces with Neel, whose fingers extend into invisible ghosts that pick locks and pockets, Petra finds that many people in the castle are not what they seem, and that her father?s clock has powers capable of destroying their world.   This startling debut novel, about the risks we take to protect those we love, brims with magic, political intrigue, and heroism.   The Cabinet of Wonders is a 2009 Bank Street - Best Children's Book of the Year.

Über den Autor: Marie Rutkoski is the author of The Kronos Chronicles. The Cabinet of Wonders was her debut novel and was named an Indie Next Kids? List Great Read and a Bank Street Best Children?s Book of the Year, among other honors. Rutkoski grew up in Bolingbrook, Illinois (a suburb of Chicago), as the oldest of four children. She attended the University of Iowa, where she took Writers? Workshop classes and studied with Pulitzer Prize-winner James Alan McPherson. After graduating, she lived in Moscow and Prague. Upon receiving her Ph.D. from Harvard University, she held dual appointments as a lecturer there in both English and American Literature and Language, and History and Literature. Rutkoski is currently a professor at Brooklyn College, where she teaches Renaissance Drama, children?s literature and creative writing. She lives in New York City.

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